Portrait of Newsday reporter Rick Brand taken on

Rick Brand

Rick Brand is a longtime Newsday reporter who writes about politics and government on Long Island.

Spin Cycle 41 m ago Longtime local dem dies at 85 Suffolk Democrats are mourning the death last week of Mimi Brennan, 85, a longtime party
Spin Cycle 9:10 PM Brookhaven Dems still casting around for a supervisor candidate While Suffolk Republicans struggle to find a candidate for county executive, Brookhaven Democrats are also
Spin Cycle 4/20/15 Lloyd Harbor buisnessman top GOP prospect for county Leg. race Businessman George Schwertl of Lloyd Harbor has emerged as the leading contender to take on
Spin Cycle 4/19/15 GOP Assemb. Al Graf set to screen for Suffolk Leg. race Assemb. Al Graf (R-Holbrook) is taking the biggest step yet toward making a run for
Spin Cycle 4/13/15 New form lets would-be unaligned voters see option clearly Officials are introducing voter-registration forms that for the first time will offer a clearly marked